[clug-talk] Windows only bioses?
stallard.rob at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 21:10:02 PDT 2006
Whats more cost effective for a large business?
On 9/8/06, bogi <khangyi at shaw.ca> wrote:
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> It does seem that tilting the playfield to some is more important than simply
> playing a better game.
> On September 8, 2006 10:48, Neil Bower wrote:
> > Was reading an article ( http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS7058002470.html
> > ) which was an interview with Richard M. Stallman and came across this:
> > "Q4: Was there anything else relevant from your travels that you would like
> > us to know about?
> > A4: I am currently in France. Here some companies sell computers whose BIOS
> > prevents installation of anything but Windows. Customers with a certain
> > amount of expertise may be able to get another BIOS from branches of the
> > same companies in other countries, but ordinary users won't know how to do
> > that.
> > Also, we are concerned that the new French law, like the DMCA but even
> > nastier, might prohibit the replacement of the BIOS if Windows is deemed to
> > be a form of Digital Restrictions Management."
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